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Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

An official from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party warned of a 'UAE conspiracy' aimed at disrupting Tunisian politics.

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

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Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

<em>Fatah</em>, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

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Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

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Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump's ...

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Palestinian Authority-backed protest against annexation attracts low turn out

A protest against annexation in the West Bank organised by the party dominated the PA attracted only 200, AFP reported.

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Tough choices for Hamas over Israeli annexation plans

Hamas has threatened Israel over its plan to illegally annex the occupied West Bank, but analysts say the group may take a more pragmatic ...

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Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

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Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to ...

US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

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US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

Italy set to approve major arms deal to Egypt

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Italy set to approve major arms deal to Egypt

The two Mediterranean powers are part of a wider anti-Turkey bloc in the region which includes France, Greece and Israel.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

Florence Dixon

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go ...

Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

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Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

Mahmud Abbas said Israeli annexation of any parts of the occupied West Bank would ruin chances for a two-state solution.

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than 'martyred'.

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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Amnesty slams Palestinians' freedom of expression arrests

Amnesty International slammed the detentions as a "pattern of arbitrary arrests" of Palestinians for voicing their opinions.

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Annexation: Mahmoud Abbas threatens to cut agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut all agreements with Israel and the US if annexation goes ahead.

Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

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Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

Gomaa's remarks seem to invite misinterpretation and accusations of blasphemy, particularly as they come in the days preceding the month where ...

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Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the ...

Palestinian Authority slammed for sterilising Israeli patrol vehicle

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Palestinian Authority slammed for sterilising Israeli patrol vehicle

A volunteer with the Palestinian Authority sprayed an Israeli van bound with disinfectant, sparking online outrage. Fatah defended the ...

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

Egypt declares full nationwide lock-down, night time curfew

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Egypt declares full nationwide lock-down, night time curfew

All movement, including private and public transport, will be halted from 7pm to 6am, as the Prime Minister warned of further measures if ...

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